1st SAL.....Peg, Dale and I committed to stitching Anni Downs - A Gardener's Journal in March. I blogged about this on my blog thinking maybe one or 2 others may join us and lots of girls indicated an interest so I decided to start this blog where we can all encourage each other to meet the goals set along the way....March 2010 -March 2011...........
2nd SAL ......well so many of the girls wanted to continue on with another project and some new girls joined us and now approx 91 girls are stitching Natalie Bird's Tis the Season. March to Sept 2011...............
3rd SAL....many girls want to stick with the SAL so now we have moved onto Anni Downs Some Kind of Wonderful - My Favourite Things Quilt.......Oct 2011-Oct 2012.........
Where are we now.....
4th SAL 2013...is numerous smaller projects from the previous 2 books Tis the Season and Some Kind of Wonderful plus some projects from Red Home by Natalie Bird approx 60 ladies stitching together.........
2014 we had the year off..............
5th SAL 2015..........inspired to continue we are doing another quilt project.....Anni Downs newest quilt Natures Journey.....
Chookyblue........

Monday, April 18, 2016

My Journey Finished.


The night before "Girls Day in The Country" with Anni Downs my friend Gail( not in the photo) Kate and myself were trying to get the bind stitched down.  Betty Field from Cowra quilted it for me ...the quilting is so nice.





Ta Da here it is Natures Journey finished.... Thank you Chooky for running the stitch along and thank you all out there in blogland for keeping me motivated. It would not have happened without you all.

Displaying my quilt with the designer Anni Downs






Saturday, April 9, 2016

Great seeing so many finishes....

I too have completed  including binding....
I am however going to hand quilt this - so that will take some time.
It is as good as finished having been stitched in ditch already!!!!

It was also great to see some of the finished ones in Nundle.
they all look terrific and I am sure Anni loved seeing them all too

Friday, April 8, 2016

a finish

Well I looked over at the side bar and realised I was down as a top!!… but I have a finish!!….
Checked by Anni at GDITC and passed inspection!.. :)…I'm happy!!  Xx Lea

Friday, March 25, 2016

Finished - Susan Oh 2 Sew

I had this finished by the end of February, but wanted to keep quiet until after GDITC in Nundle...so here it is all done.
sorry the photo is a bit lop sided ...I'll replace it one day,,,


I had Anni sign the label too.

Thanks everyone who participated in the SAL - and a huge congratulations to the "Champions" and well done to the "Toppers"!
Without the SAL I wouldn't have got it finished.

I'm sure know there are another few tops & quilts ready to be posted...just waiting to update the side bar - so please post!!!


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Gardeners Journal Done

Hi all well its been nearly 6 years but I am done .Thanks to Chooky and all the girls that did this quilt I have loved making it and have learnt a lot .I even learnt how to hand quilt to get it finished .so here are a couple of pics for you  hugs to you all Beth

Monday, March 14, 2016

hello sorry

Hi  Everyone

So sorry I am missing from here.
I am behind in comments and so sorry about that. You have been doing some amazing work...........well done.....so many amazing quilts happening.............

Sadly I was hoping my NJ would be finished by this weekend but it is still in a million pieces. So lost I don't know where to start. I as so sad about that but I did some work on it yesterday............reinspired a little and actually had some time.

I will try and catch up some posts in the next few days.

A massive thanks to Susan who has done HEAPS to keep this SAL going when I wasn't able to............

Chookyblue............



Saturday, March 12, 2016

That Great Feeling!

Yes!! My Nature's Journey is finished :) ... What a great feeling of accomplishment :) .... I really enjoyed making this quilt.... I learnt to do needle turn applique, learnt to be patient and not hurry things and  met so many fellow patchworkers while on this "journey"! 

Yes,,, I know my label says 2015 and after some deliberation over the issue decided on 2015 as the top was finished last year (October) but it took me a while to decide on hand quilting it or getting it quilted - having made the decision to get it quilted decided not to add it to the quilter's pile of quilts required by Xmas..... then came the binding job just as the very warm weather arrived and well.... it's very hard to get motivated with a quilt draped over your lap! 
A big thank you to Chooky and Susan for organising our Stitch-A-Long :) :) 

Will be popping by to see progress on all those other beautiful quilts..... and look forward to meeting up again.....(perhaps on another Stitch-A-Long?)
Happy Stitching
Asta

Finished!!



Sammie
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